Union Grove, Wis.-based American Roller Co.’s Plasma Coatings division announces the signing of a new international licensee in South Africa, Thermaspray Ltd.
Located in Olifantstein (Clayville), between Pretoria and Johannesburg, Thermaspray is housed in a 24,000-square-foot custom built facility offering a range of thermal spray coating services, such as thermal spraying, plasma transferred arc cladding/welding, finishing, grinding, machining and burnishing.
“We could not be happier about this new partnership with Thermaspray,” says Gary Carlo, director of applications for Plasma Coatings. “With their grinding capacity both in house and on-site, the company is a very strong player providing wear-and corrosion-resistant coatings, as well as specialized welding services."
A Sulzer approved spray shop; Thermaspray is an Eskom level 1 certified company for thermal spray coatings and PTA cladding. PTA compliments the thermal coating process and are able to apply advanced weld hard-facing using the PTA process as one of their specialty services to customers throughout South Africa.
Not only is Thermaspray ISO 9001:2008 certified, the company is the only thermal spray job shop in South Africa that complies with the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Clean Air Act, which came into effect in 2010.
John Meggers, international sales director for Plasma Coatings states, “We have high expectations for their ability to be successful in the converting and packaging markets. They are an excellent addition to the company’s roster of nine International Licensees filling a strategic block for our group.”